Sophie Castell


Sophie is a trustee of ECT and Chair of the Representative Council.

Sophie is currently Director of Customer Engagement at the Royal National Institute of Blind People, where she leads marketing and communications for the organisation.

Sophie initially worked as a research scientist and holds a PhD in biochemistry.  Since then, her career has focused on innovation, marketing and engagement, including executive and non-executive roles across the commercial, voluntary and public sectors in the UK and USA.  She has worked with a diverse range of organisations including Coca-Cola, Unilever Ventures, Canal & River Trust, Save the Children and the NHS and has also run her own marketing consultancy practice.  Sophie is currently also Trustee of the National Autistic Society.

Sophie is a long-time resident of Enfield and committed to fostering inclusion and opportunity within the Borough.  She co-founded the Enfield Branch of the National Autistic Society, which she led for many years, and she served on the Board of Enfield Primary Care Trust.  Her son, Nicholas, is a successful ‘graduate’ of the West Lea Supported Internship programme.

Outside of work, you will find Sophie singing – anywhere, anytime and anyplace!